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ceebee
05-21-2006, 06:55 AM
I am ready to move back to the Northwest. It is way too hot in Oklahoma. Any suggestions for a good place to retire, have fun playing competition Pool & stay cool....

Maybe a town of 30,000 to 100,000 ?????

Billy_Bob
05-21-2006, 07:38 AM
If you like to play in tournaments and want to be in the center of them all... There are a lot of tournaments in Seattle WA, Portland Oregon, then Salem and Albany Oregon areas. Portland, Oregon is kind of in the center of all this (for driving to various tournaments). And right across the river from Portland Oregon is Vancouver Washington. (Ground zero is Bill's house in Vancouver/Portland area which has a snooker and 9 ft. table.)

There are all sorts of little towns going further and further away. And the further away you go east or south from Portland, the lower the cost of housing. Going west is toward the Pacific coast, so housing costs remain high that direction. Going north from Portland is Seattle, so I don't think there are any bargains that direction.

Are you looking to buy a house or rent? What price of house are you looking for or monthly rent?

Here is a Portland area house finder...
http://search.movingtoportland.net

Here is a real estate finder further south with lower prices and names of various towns...
http://www.heritagenw.com/content/searchform.html?city=lebanon&state=OR&radius=25&fo rmname=citystate

Here is a regional billiard publication which lists tournaments...
http://www.onthewirebilliards.com

Scott Lee
05-21-2006, 01:08 PM
ceebee...They say Montana is the last best place, and I'd have to say that Bozeman (35,000) or Missoula (90,000) would be great choices. I've lived in both, but been here in Bozeman for the last 20 yrs. A LOT of folks are retiring to this area...but bring your dough, 'cause real estate is pretty pricey! LOL /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Scott

wolfdancer
05-21-2006, 02:09 PM
Montana....pass the Kool Aid....
My neighbor is selling, and moving back to Montana, where they own 100 acres....
what would that be worth, a couple of thousand???

Scott Lee
05-22-2006, 11:02 PM
Jack...If that 100 acres were anywhere in SW Montana, it could be worth $100K to $20,000,000! Farmers around here are selling squares (160 acres = 1 square mile) for housing developments. One guy, close to town, got $500,000 each, for eight 20-acre parcels...netted a cool $4,000,000! Now if you were out in eastern Montana...LOL...that 100 acres is probably worth NOT MUCH!

Scott